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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COMMUNITY GROUPS SHARE IN BIG LOTTERY CASH BOOST

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has congratulated three West Dunbartonshire community groups after they were successful in securing over £100,000 in grants from the Big Lottery Scotland Fund. In the latest round of Big Lottery funding announced for local good causes, Clydebank … Continue reading

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MARTIN SLAMS BOUNDARY COMMISSION PROPOSALS FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has hit out at plans that would see the number of Scotland’s elected representatives at Westminster reduced by ten per cent. The Boundary Commission Review, which is redrawing parliamentary constituencies at Westminster, published its … Continue reading

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PARLIAMENTARY PRAISE FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF FAIFLEY ART GROUP

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has lodged an Early Day Motion in parliament marking 30 years of Faifley Art Group. The Clydebank-based group of local artists has been praised in the House of Commons for inspiring people of all ages to learn … Continue reading

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MARTIN BACKS GROWING CALLS FOR FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has become the latest Scottish MP to join a growing body of UK political leaders adding their support to the global movement for fossil fuel divestment.

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NEW COMMITTEE REPORT WARNS UK’S ARCTIC DEFENCE PLANS ON “THIN ICE”

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to take defence of the High North and North Atlantic seriously, or risk their defence capability being on “thin ice.” Commenting on the publication of a new Defence Select … Continue reading

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MARTIN PRESSES FOREIGN SECRETARY OVER DUMBARTON MAN IMPRISONED IN INDIA

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to offer his full support to the family of a Dumbarton man imprisoned in India. The SNP MP has written to the new Foreign Secretary highlighting … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE RANKED BEST IN SCOTLAND FOR BROADBAND SPEEDS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed a new study which places West Dunbartonshire as the best area in Scotland for access to fast broadband speeds. The research on national broadband speeds published by the ‘Centre for Towns’ project found that … Continue reading

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MARTIN SLAMS UK GOVERNMENT OVER ALEXANDRIA JOB CENTRE CLOSURE

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has slammed the Tory UK government for pressing ahead with the closure of Alexandria Job Centre. The SNP MP, who has been campaigning to keep the local job centre open, has hit out at … Continue reading

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